This has been a busy week as well! We haven't had much in the way of cleaning projects and I (Shonda) haven't even had time to think about paint!
We wanted to take a moment to wish you all a wonderful day of love, not just on February 14th but every day. It's not about being in love with an ideal that we have created in our heads. Instead it is about loving and living abudantly in Christ knowing that "Love is patient, love is kind...it does not act unbecomingly...does not take into account wrong suffered...bears all thing, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things." (I Corinthians 13) We love because Christ first loved us; amazingly so much that He gave His life so that we might live with Him in eternity. Love is not about being perfect at being kind, patient and forgiving but instead when we fall, Christ's love picks us up so that we can love again.
So love one another and more importantly, if you have not accepted the love gift of eternal life from Christ, seek Him. Read His Word, talk to Him through prayer, seek the wisdom of someone who lives out Christ's love in her or his life!